Federal agencies have been directed to set “aggressive performance targets” to improve collection and use of information about contractor performance.
In a memo to agency Chief Acquisition Officers (CAOs) and Senior Procurement Executives (SPEs) Joseph Jordan, head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), underscored the importance of collecting and using information on contractor performance and integrity. Assessing government contractors’ performance “is critical to informing source selection and award decisions and ensuring the government builds relationships with high-performing suppliers,” he said
Companies would lose the opportunity to respond to performance reviews written by government officials under a new contracting bill. The reviews often play a major role in winning future contracts.
The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act (S. 2139), which was introduced Feb. 29, would revise language in the Federal Acquisition Regulation that gives companies 30 days to comment, provide additional information or rebut a contracting official’s assessment of their work. The same FAR provision requires agencies to provide companies with a copy of the work performance evaluation. Read full article